Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Looking for a Few Good Violinists

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Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly has announced a new partnership with Grammy U, a self-described "unique and fast-growing community of college students, primarily between the ages of 17 and 25, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry," as he sets out on a tour that includes a contest to find the country’s most talented violinists — or at least ones that want to perform with a boisterous hip-hop star. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles on July 1 and continues through the end of August. In each city, MGK will invite "a selected local young violinist" to perform on stage with him as he plays his current single “A Little More.” The concerts will feature songs from his upcoming album. The contest kicks off today. You can find more info here. Here’s the tour schedule — note that there isn’t a Cleveland date.

Wed 7/1 Los Angeles CA HOB
Thu 7/2 San Diego, CA HOB San Diego
Fri 7/3 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Aud
Sun 7/5 San Francisco CA DNA Lounge
Wed 7/8 Tucson, AZ Rialto
Thu 7/9 Phoenix,AZ Live Wire
Fri 7/10 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Sat 7/11 Reno, LV The Knitting Factory
Sun 7/12 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades
Fri 7/17 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Sat 7/18 Minneapolis, MN First Ave Mainroom
Sun 7/19 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
Thu 7/23 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre
Fri 7/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
Sun 7/26 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Tue 7/28 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
Wed 7/29 Knoxville, TN TBD
Thu 7/30 Atlanta, GA Centerstage
Sun 8/2 Atlantic City, NJ Electric Adventure Festival
Wed 8/5 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Thu 8/6 Washington, D.C. Fillmore
Fri 8/7 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
Thu 8/13 New York City, NY Best Buy Theatre
Fri 8/14 Philadelphia PA TLA
Sat 8/15 Boston MA Worcester Palladium
Sun 8/16 Long Island, NY The Paramount
Tue 8/25 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
Wed 8/26 Orlando, FL Venue 578
Thu 8/27 Miami, FL Grand Central

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